David Hugh Sempier
Published Songwriter, singer and mutuality team USA athlete
Born May 1
From Wayne, NJ
Wayne Hills HS Alumni
Fairleigh Dickinson University Alumni
Living a dual life, one in the music world and one in the sports world
David first formed the band CFC Rainbow and recorded the 7 song record titled "Frisbee". It was recorded at Phoenix Studios in Coventry, CT. They played an all ages show with a little known band, Nirvana. They had 2 songs featured on college radio "Just Your Way" and "A Day's Reflection" respectively, both songs written by Sempier.
Officially started UA in 1998, released an EP titled “Echo” 0n Line2 records featuring a cover of Depeche Mode’s “Enjoy the Silence” which was played on rotation at the famous Long Island alternative radio station WDRE/WLIR 92.7 FM. Recorded the music for Spinervals Competition DVD 1.0 - "No Slackers Allowed"
Formed in 1999, the female fronted band Lullabi (Bernadette Malavarca aka Bern) and released the EP titled “Peru” independently. Much label industry interest and a full length record recorded but never released, the band dissolved due to stress and pressure of hype and potential success. Sempier’s role in the band was of soaring sonic melodies on the baritone guitar while still playing the bass on the same instrument at the same time using a complex set up of guitar pedals and loops.
Recorded with Tim “Rumblefish” Gilles at Big Blue Meanie (Thursday and Taking Back Sunday). In Jersey City, NJ in 2001 recorded a 4 song EP titled “Reflections” which would later find themselves into the Five Star Dive record titled "Stuck Between These Lines". This record was released by Five Star Dive in 2004 on Line2 records (still available on iTunes). The song “Silence” is performed ( at CBGB, NY) and featured on the documentary film “Dynasty of Darkness”, a film about the gothic underground music scene. It was also featured in many industry compilations. The song “Shutdown” was featured in the film Retribution, which was released in 2015 by Spanish thriller film maker Dani de la Torre. “Silence”, “Perfect”, and “Shutdown” were all in the final selection for the 13th annual billboard world songwriting contest, receiving runner up honorable mentions.
Five Star Dive toured Canada and the United States. They were an opening act for My Chemical Romance, Black rebel Motorcycle, and Gene Loves Jezebel at the now famous club The Loop Lounge – which is Untitled Art and Five Star Dive’s home base.
David later joined X-Misfit’s singer Myke Hideous's band called The Empire Hideous. David played bass guitar, supporting the release “Say your Prayers” on Hell’s Hundred record and during various live shows.
After a musical hiatus, David started Untitled Art back up in 2015, releasing the original 4 songs (Shutdown, Perfect, Silence, and Darker Days) recorded with Tim Giles. He then released the EP Dream Bigger in March of 2016 and later A Fighter’s Heart May 1, 2016.
Untitled Art teamed up with James Linton of Soundwaves Studio (AZ) and together they are taking on a new sound/direction of electronic dance music and pushing each other creatively. The unofficial name for this genre is "dance punk", with the first song to be released late 2017. The full length record titled is tentatively titled 13, which is currently in record negotiations. (from here, this is an update to current times)...we rejected a development deal, we ignored setting up an actual band and tour. I had maintained we were on the last car leaving the station so to speak and any error or slight dragging of feet with the recordings would derail everything...which like most music endeavors...boom...but everything is going to be released regardless.
Long distance runner often breaking the 5 min per mile mark when in high school. Raced as a triathlete on Troy Jacobson’s (Spinerval fame) pro speed team. Raced for the Spanish JVS cycling team. Qualified and raced several world championship races for Duathlon on team USA – France, Scotland, Canada, Spain, Switzerland. Highest ranked position was 4th at the World Championship in Canada. David is still actively racing.
_Wiki Article written back in 2017